Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office as Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021. She succeeds the erstwhile MD/CEO, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, who retired on December 31, 2020, after completing his contract tenure in line with the bank’s governance policy.
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe occupied several significant positions in Standard Chartered Bank, Zenith Bank, and Citizens International Bank. Industry watchers have commended this move by the Board of Fidelity Bank as a great one.
Fidelity Bank in a statement, weekend, assured customers that the bank “under her leadership will consolidate on the already laid foundation and track record of performance, to execute the next growth phase.”
Onyeali-Ikpe’s natural smarts and education have ensured that she flourish in every endeavour and sector of the Nigerian economy: from oil and gas, to manufacturing and exports, to aviation, and real estate.
Nneka Chinwe Onyeali-Ikpe Biography
Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe has been an integral part of the transformation team at Fidelity Bank in the last six years. She was formerly Executive Director, Lagos and South West, overseeing the bank’s business in the six states that make up the South West region of the bank.
She led the transformation of the Directorate to profitability and sustained its impressive year-on-year growth, across key performance metrics, including contributing over 28% of the Bank’s PBT, Deposits and Loans.
She is a consummate professional of over 30 years’ experience across various banks including Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Citizens International Bank Limited, where she held several management positions in Legal, Treasury, Investment Banking, Retail/Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking.
She has been involved in the structuring of transactions in various sectors including oil & gas, manufacturing, aviation, real estate and exports.
As an Executive Director at Enterprise Bank Plc, she received formal commendation from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as a member of the management team that successfully turned around Enterprise Bank Plc.
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe State of Origin
Anambra born, a native of Nnokwa, Anambra State, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe takes over as Fidelity Bank new CEO.
Nneka Chinwe Onyeali-Ikpe Education
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kings College, London, respectively. She has attended executive training programs at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD School of Business, Chicago Booth School of Business, London Business School and IMD amongst others.
She is also an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe Family
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe husband is Dr Ken Onyeali-Ikpe, who holds a PhD in Development Economics from the Academy of Sciences, School of African Studies, Moscow, Russia and is a thought leader on leadership, branding, marketing communications, public relations, and perception engineering.
Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe Biography (Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe)